How To Know When Your Roof Need Repairs
What if you fail to read the warning signs for the roof demanding repair? Well, if this happens, then the entire construction and structure of the property will be at stake due to the slightest negligence. Just like you check the walls and floors of the building, to ensure no paint has scraped off, no brick or tile is loose anywhere, no glass pane or door or window frame is broken or damaged, the concrete is not chipping off; you will also have to see that the roof is fine too. The roof which is beyond visibility as being the external part of the building, can be assessed purposefully when you go up, and look at places for signs of damage. There are many such warning signs the roof of any building, whether made of any material may exhibit with time when you are using the property without much maintenance for decades.
HOW OLD IS YOUR ROOF?
If you are using the property for more than 2 decades, it’s high time to get the roof checked. Many small and big problems may arise which will make you plan for adequate roof repairs. It’s actually good to inspect the status of the building each 15 to 20 year for signs of damage. The roof is your main protection from weather and nature, receives really a lot of harsh weather, beating from nature, and too much of temperature changes. Hence, roofs do get weathered with time, and need touch-ups and patchworks nevertheless how strong and planned they were made initially.
SHINGLES LOSING SHAPE ARE OBVIOUS SIGNS FOR THE ROOF DEMANDING SHINGLE REPLACEMENT
With time the shingles lose their texture, grains, and they may curl, lose shape, or buckle. If you see that the slope of the roof is uneven, and it’s not getting enough sunlight, and see the shingles getting curled, you will have to think of replacing the worn off shingles for a steadier, better and structural strength.
BROKEN OR MISSING SHINGLES
Definitely patches of the roof with broken or some missing shingles is a serious problem and must be attended soon. You must arrange prompt roof repairs to avoid the weather and nature affect the adjacent shingles which are yet not damaged. At the same time, you must run a check through all shingles for signs of weakness so that you may anticipate damages or repairs on time.
FLASHES WITH CHIMNEY
If the places adjacent to the chimney are showing flashes, it obviously means that the roof is getting overheated, and this can be a serious concern. If it happens, look for signs of decay, and get the roof repaired.
THE GUTTERS SPEAK OF THE ROOF CONDITIONS
If you observe the gutters, you would know how the roof health is. If the roof shingles are deteriorating, then the granules of the roof would be seen in the gutter while you are cleaning or checking them. Look for this sign when you had done the last work on your roof some 10 years back, and also arrange to change the shingles and get adequate roof repairs.
MOISTURE AND LIGHT COMING IN
Any light seeping in or moisture seeping through the roof is a direct sign of serious problem. The roof shingles are curled or shrunk, or the roof concrete has cracked. Any such problem must be taken into account and checked immediately. Else moulds, cracks, bigger leaks etc. would be obvious in the coming days.
Now when you know the warning signs to read, you can arrange for timely roof repairs at the heck of the moment and with proper upkeep and regular inspections, you can always stay protected.